The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere
Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils around the world.
As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.
#BuildingLife: Ten European Green Building Councils deliver the EU Green Deal by tackling the whole-life environmental impacts of the buildings sector
WorldGBC has convened ten European Green Building Councils to galvanise climate action in the built environment through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps.
The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Tackling Europe’s climate and environmental collapse requires leadership and collaboration across the sector.
The #BuildingLife project aims to achieve the mix of private sector action and public policy necessary to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings.
It focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases of built assets – often called embodied emissions.
Tackling these emissions is essential to addressing the total impact of the buildings sector and progressing towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.